Video Technology

Video Technology – Our look at streaming video technology, both today and in the future. You’ll read about online video and mobile video – production, video publishing technologies, streaming video delivery technology, etc… etc…

Why YouTube's Recommended Videos Sucks, and How It's About To Improve

Why YouTubes Recommended Videos Sucks, and How Its About To Improve

Did you ever wonder how YouTube settled on the algorithm that powers their Suggested Videos feature? Me neither, but thanks to WebProNews, we now know that it is based on something from Amazon.com. Specifically, it's based on the "old Amazon recommendation engine." We know this because of ...

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one ...

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. ...

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5-Friendly iFrames

YouTube Quietly Changes Default Embed Code to HTML5 Friendly iFrames

Have you ever embedded a YouTube video on a blog or other website? If so, you're probably familiar with the code format--it has long been made up of Flash-based "object" tags. But now, without any formal announcement or promotional fanfare (with the exception of a ...

Intel Insider Gives Studios A Sense of Security for 1080p HD Video & 3D Video Streaming

Intel Insider Gives Studios A Sense of Security for 1080p HD Video & 3D Video Streaming

Many studios fret endlessly about how to keep strict control over their most valuable content. That has manifest itself in their unwillingness to allow that content to be dished out to online streaming services. Intel saw a gap and an opportunity and with their new ...

Intel Quick Sync Video Means Super Fast Video Encoding

Intel Quick Sync Video Means Super Fast Video Encoding

Mark and I were out at CES in Las Vegas. Then I traveled for something like 30 hours back to Prague and promptly fell into a three day deathlike state of illness. Now I'm only slightly dead and able to think clearly. So forgive the ...

Google Chrome To Drop H264 - How Will This Affect You?

Google Chrome To Drop H264   How Will This Affect You?

Just when it appeared that the online video industry was moving toward a video standard, with H.264 video playback in HTML5 – more chaos ensued with Google's announcement of its plans to phase out support for H.264 in its Chrome browser, in favor of open ...

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology - CES 2011

Hollywood Goes Ultraviolet With New Video Content Delivery Technology   CES 2011

While there have been some rumblings about Ultraviolet in recent months, it only just now got it's official kick-off announcement at the CES 2011 show.  Ultraviolet is a digital video content storage and distribution solution that will allow consumers to store digital movies and television ...

How Technology and Social Media Drives Video Usage, Interview With Sony's Social Media Evangelist

How Technology and Social Media Drives Video Usage, Interview With Sonys Social Media Evangelist

At Blogworld, back in October, Mark had a chance to site down with Sukhjit Ghag, Sony's Social Media Evangelist at the Sony booth.  Ghag is a video blogger for Sony, and helps spread the word to the masses about the wide variety of video related ...

NYU Professor Implants Video Camera In Skull As A Statement About Surveillance

NYU Professor Implants Video Camera In Skull As A Statement About Surveillance

I've been known to trumpet the viral power of a video that shows the viewer something they've never seen before.  Acts of great physical ability or eye-popping talent have a way of going viral faster than almost any other variety.  And now that theory is ...